August 08 2011 12:14PM
I realized last week that Luongo's EV save percentage in the postseason was virtually identical to what it had been in the regular season. As I often do when i realize such things, I decided that I'd tweet the numbers while ironically mocking those who believe that Luongo lacks a particular type of mental fortitude, and as a result habitually combusts in "career defining games." The reaction was decidedly mixed, one guy told me that my spin was so disingenuous that I should apply to be the next "Iraqi Information Minister." The Kurtenblog merely noted that "numbers never tell the whole story".
August 08 2011 09:57AM
(Andrey Osadchenko recently caught up with Brent Sopel. Here he talks to him about growing up on the prairies, playing for the Canucks winning the cup and signing in the KHL).
By: Andrey Osadchenko
- You were born in Calgary. What was it like growing up out there?
I was born in Calgary, indeed. But I lived there only for a couple years and moved to the prairies – to Saskatoon. That’s where I learned that I wanted to play hockey.
August 07 2011 01:25PM
This week on NationRadio we have Dustin Nielson of Team 1260, Nation Network Scribe Cam Charron, Pat McLean from the awesome blog Black Dog Hates Skunks, Bob Ridley from the Medicine Hat Tigers and the recent RNH media scrum from World Juniors.
August 04 2011 09:20PM
A principle problem of mainstream hockey talk revolves around finding the right value for a defensive player. Evaluating a player's defensive attributes, unfortunately, falls into some pitfalls on the surface. It is absolutely impossible to watch every game and judge each player well defensively, which causes some problems when it comes to handing out individual awards at the end of the season.
August 04 2011 01:13PM
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